If you’re a senior buying a home for sale in Owings Mills or one of the surrounding communities, you’ll love checking out these five fabulous museums in the area. Each offers a pretty significant senior discount, too!
5 Museums Near Owings Mills That Offer Senior Discounts
Many of these are in nearby Baltimore – but check out:
- American Visionary Art Museum
- Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
- Great Blacks in Wax Museum
- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
- Historic Ships in Baltimore
American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum is a quirky place with plenty of remarkable exhibits. In addition to special exhibitions like “Parenting: An Art Without a Manual” and “Reverend Albert Lee Wagner: Miracle at Midnight,” there are permanent exhibits in the newly renovated space.
Senior cost: $13.95 for 60 and up
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (but when the Orioles play home night games, they’re open until 7 p.m.). The museum itself is packed with amazing exhibits, including “O Say Can You See: The Star Spangled Banner in Sports” and “The Ruthian Record,” which explores why the Great Bambino was the greatest player to ever take the field.
You can also visit the historic house where Ruth was born, look at his uniforms, and explore his personal life in the exhibit “Babe: Husband, Father, Friend” and check out where he learned how to play the sport.
Senior cost: $8
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Great Blacks in Wax Museum
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is one of the most dynamic museums you’ll find in the area. It features life-sized wax figures that highlight historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry. You can explore exhibits such as:
- A Journey to Freedom, featuring W.E.B. DuBois, Henry “Box” Brown and more
- The Slavery Era
- The Magnificence of Africa
- Islamic Africa
- The Colonial Period
- The Christian Tradition
- The Underground Railroad
- Blacks in the Military
- “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them”
- Harlem Renaissance
- Folk Hero featuring John Henry
- Scientists, Inventors and Health Professionals
- Islam in Modern America, featuring Malcolm X, Noble Drew Ali and Bob Marley
- Jim Crow Era
- Modern Civil Rights Era
- The Civil War
Senior cost: $14
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
The B&O Railroad Museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian, is packed with amazing collections of the oldest, most historic trains and artifacts. You’ll be able to explore historic buildings, visit the Hays T. Watkins Research Library and check out the B&O Railroad’s digitized collections, as well as tour the restoration facility and visit the historic site.
The museum plans several events, as well, including in-depth presentations and exhibitions like “Presidential Passages,” which explores the rides past presidents took on B&O rail lines, as well as things for the holidays and more.
Senior cost: $17 (or free for B&O members)
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Historic Ships in Baltimore is a collection of military vessels – and it’s one of the best in the world. All the ships are located within walking distance of each other, including the U.S. Constellation, the submarine Torsk, the Coast Guard Cutter Taney and the Lightship Chesapeake. The Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse is also part of the group.
Historic Ships in Baltimore also plans several events, including the Captian’s Jubliee and a number of other special exhibits.
Senior cost: $13
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